DONCASTER Rugby League Club’s new record try-scorer Lee Waterman views Sunday’s Championship One final against Barrow at Warrington as a ‘50-50’ call.
“I think that it will be a close game and that it will be the team which turns up on the day who will win,” said the centre/full-back. “They will no doubt take confidence from their 22-20 win over us at the Keepmoat Stadium 10 days ago, but we’ll be going into the final on the back of a 20-0 win over Workington in Sunday’s semi-final. If we’d played like we did against Workington we’d have booked our place in the final at the first attempt.
“I know there were extenuating circumstances, such as losing Paul Cooke early in the game, but we know that we can play better than we did against Barrow that day. We never got into top gear.
“As I say, Barrow are a good team but I think that Workington, who finished third, are a stronger team and I’m confident of the outcome if we can start like we finished against them last time we met.
“A couple of the lads picked up injuries in Sunday’s game and we may not be able to have a run through in training this week, but hopefully they’ll all be fit for Sunday.
“But irrespective of whoever plays I’m sure we’ll give a good account of ourselves and I’m looking forward to the game and hopefully I can nick another try.”
Waterman is one of several Doncaster players to have featured in a winning side in a Grand Final. He played for York when they beat Oldham in the 2010 Championship One final.
“The ground has happy memories for me,” he said.